Giving Solutions

At The Lake County Community Foundation, we provide personal service, advice and tools to support your philanthropic goals. There are countless ways to give. Our deep expertise in the local nonprofit sector and philanthropy can help transform your vision into a powerful charitable legacy. Whether you're interested in making your first charitable contribution or wish to discuss planned giving strategies, our team is here to help you every step of the way! Below, you’ll find a few ideas to help you get started.

  • To make giving simple, the Foundation accepts donations from:
    • All major credit cards (will incur a 2.598% processing fee + $0.26 per transaction)
    • Personal or bank check (Please mail to 1200 University Center Drive, Suite 333 Grayslake, IL 60030)
    • Wire transfer (To make a stock gift or wire transfer, please contact Wendy at or 847-377-0520 X23)
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Non-cash assets (securities, real estate, art, etc.)
  • EIN Number: 20-365439

Please give Wendy a call at 847-377-0520 x23 to learn more!

Charitable Fund Giving Guide

Monthly Giving – Join the Love Where You Live Club

The Foundation’s monthly giving program, the Love Where You Live Club, is an easy way to give back to your community. 100% of your gifts through the Club go directly back to the community through grants to support nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

Make an Unrestricted Gift

If your passion is to improve life in our community, giving to our unrestricted fund enables you and others to create meaningful change by allowing us to place dollars where they are needed most.

Contribute to LCCF’s Operating Endowment

Help support the critical work our team does in Lake County.

Build our Basic Human Needs Fund – Grant Making

Our grant making prioritizes supporting the basic human needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Give to the Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund

The Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund is designed to respond to critical needs that will arise in Lake County as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also to serve as a permanent countywide funding resource in times of future emergencies.

Establish a Donor Advised Fund

Use this charitable vehicle to grow your donation tax-free and recommend grants to support your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care most about.

Agency Funds

As a community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to support the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit partners through the establishment of agency endowment funds.

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting family legacy in Lake County by making a gift to LCCF in your estate plans.


Gifts of appreciated securities may be used to establish a fund or to make a donation.